Towards addiction as relationship

Michael Larkin, Richard T.A. Wood, Mark D. Griffiths*

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In this article, we wish to offer some thoughts on the taken-for-granted connotations of the term 'addiction', and on the limits of the disease model which these assumptions support, and by way of comparison with parallel developments in the field of 'schizophrenia' research, to suggest some avenues for conceptual development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalAddiction Research and Theory
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006


  • Addiction
  • Consequences
  • Diagnosis
  • Meaning
  • Systems


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